Every homeowner knows that house projects never end. Ever. There’s always something going on, a upgrade, a repair. It’s an ongoing to-do list. The question is, are you tackling the projects that really add value to your home? Since the to-do list will never be completed, it’s important to focus on the projects that bring true long-term value to your home and give you the best experience living in it. That’s called Enlightened Living – one of our core values. Therefore, we’re more than excited to share with you our top 7 easy DIY projects that you can tackle that will bring incredible value to your home. So you should move these up the list, and check them off. Let’s take a look.
1. Upgrade Flooring
Source: Mannington Flooring
Believe it or not, upgrading your flooring has become an easy DIY project. It’ll take some time and a few extra tools, but what it can do to your indoor spaces is incredible. The newer style laminate flooring floats, so there’s no glueing or nailing it down to secure it. Simple cut to length, lay them down, and snap them together. The look is beautiful. Any room that has outdated flooring should be considered replacing. A big bang for your buck.
2. Refresh Your Landscaping
Your outdoor space is a big part of your overall curb appeal. The outside reflects what’s going on inside. Making your outdoor spaces look great while giving it a functional use is an easy way to really enhance your homes value (and curb appeal). Spend a couple weekend upgrading and refreshing your landscaping will go a very long way for you.
3. Upgrade to Enclosed Blinds
Blinds are a necessity to control your homes privacy. But having blinds on your doors is not appealing. The blinds fly everywhere while you open and shut your door. They’re in the way, hard to clean, and break from all the banging around. That’s why you should upgrade the blinds to Enclosed Blinds. These Blinds are actually sealed within the glass panels, completely protected from the outside world. No more cleaning, maintenance, or banging up your door. Plus, it’s super easy to install and can be completed in less than an hour.
4. Remodel Your Entryway
The entrance to your home is where you create that ‘Welcome Home’ feeling. It’s where you invite your guest to enter and it’s the first thing people see as they approach the home. So upgrading the look of your door way is going to get some attention. The best way to do that is with decorative door glass. Simply cut an opening and slide in a piece of door glass, or pop out the existing outdated glass and slide in a fresh new design. The new look will do wonders for your entryway. The best part? This takes less than an hour to check off the list.
5. Add a Retractable Screen
Connecting your indoor living area to your outdoor space is an incredible way to make your home feel larger and more enjoyable. That’s why adding a Retractable Screen to your doorways can be a huge benefit. They can easily be added to any entryway in less than 30 minutes giving you the ability to open up your doors and enjoy that fresh air all summer long.
6. Fresh Paint
Source: The Paint Kings
It’s incredible how far a fresh coat of paint can go for your home. It’s recommended to look at neutral colors as they provide a sense of calming and openness. Plus, there are paint application sprayers now available for homeowners and not just the professional high end kind. This makes painting a lot faster and less of a mess. Knock off a couple rooms one at a time, or tackle the whole house if it’s ready for a paint refresh. You’ll love the new look and how it brings your home alive again.
7. Add a Backsplash
Kitchen’s and bathrooms with backsplashes look and feel elegant in a home. Not only do they help set apart the space with the additional visual value, but you also get additional function from the backsplash. They’re also there to help protect your wall from everyday use of the space. Prevents from moisture / liquid from damaging the walls, stops dents and dings from equipment being used throughout, and usually makes it easier to keep the space clean. A lot of types of backsplashes can easily be installed as a “peal and stick” solution, making this a relatively simple DIY project to enhance your home.
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